And needless to say it's the GOP that depends on perpetuation of the fiction.
How you react to this “revelation” depends on what you believe about the fellow.
Whether you prefer Cruz or Christie likely depends on your political and cultural leanings.
early 15c., "to be attached to as a condition or cause," a figurative use, from Middle French dependre, literally "to hang from, hang down," from Latin dependere "to hang from, hang down; be dependent on, be derived," from de- "from, down" (see de-) + pendere "to hang, be suspended" (see pendant). Related: Depended; depending.